Gifts We Love


Are these the most incredible paper bag puppets you’ve ever seen? I thought so too. Our friends kindly made them for our son, Soren, who was amazed to see his favorite Where the Wild Things Are characters in 3D. Max’s private boat is a reoccurring theme in our sidewalk chalk drawings, and we’ve read the book so many times that Soren recites Max’s lines as if they were his own. As great as his affinity is for this classic tale, the reading with supporting puppet show that night might have been even more fun for the adults.

I’m told that these puppets inspired by Pinterest boards were easy to make. Our friends used heavy-duty paper craft sacks, foam trimmings, felt, fur and lots of imagination. All I know is that a classic book coupled with a paper bag character (Curious George, Madeline, Babar, the bunny from Goodnight Moon) would make for a memorable shower, birthday or holiday gift.

Laura House is the author of the blog Good House Guest.


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